Van driver extremely lucky not to be more seriously hurt

Monday 4th September 2017 – 2.15pm – Murray MacGregor.

A van driver has been extremely lucky not to have suffered far more serious injuries after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree, side on.

It happened at about 9.45m this morning on Banbury Road, just outside Warmington on the road to Gaydon in Warwickshire.

An ambulance and a paramedic officer were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, ambulance staff found a small Renault van that had collided with a tree side on causing significant intrusion on the passenger side of the vehicle.

“Thankfully, there was no one in the passenger side of the vehicle given the damage.

“The driver, a middle-aged man was initially unconscious and had also suffered chest and back injuries.

“He was immobilised and treated at the scene before being taken on blue lights to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.”



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